Green Book staff (administrative) at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service took the spoils against their Grey Book (operational) colleagues in a charity football match tonight at Hull’s KC Stadium (the AstroTurf!)
In a fiercely contested match Green Book (playing in blue?) scored in each half to run out 2-0 winners. Early on the pace of strikers Kieran Sage and Adam Wood seemed to unsettle the slightly older legs of the Grey Book back four. It was no surprise when Woody rifled home the opening goal after 15 minutes following a sustained period of pressure.
Ops in red came back into it in the second period with the silky skills of Steve Fraser and Niall McKiniry to the fore. They couldn’t break down the solid back line of Gaz Wray, Dan Lockwood, Jamie Morris and Rachel Smith who seemed to get a foot in to everything, but more often than not, calmly played their way out of trouble. With 20 minutes to go and the match in the balance up popped Jonathan Clark to score the second from all of 45 yards.
Ops pushed forward to get back into the game, but goalkeeper Neil Mizon was on fine form and eventually time ran out for the Grey Book side captained manfully throughout by the industrious Pete Baron.
Thanks to ‘man in the middle’ Dennis Drury for keeping everyone in check in a good natured game and well done to Gavin Hudson and Pete for organising the game. Talk of a rematch began at the final whistle!
Proceeds will go to the My Burns Club charity who do such excellent work with youngsters affected by fire related injuries in our region.